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Pocketful of Posies: A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes [Hardcover]

Salley Mavor

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Book Description

Sept. 27 2010

This hand-picked collection of classic nursery rhymes, all delicately and painstakingly illustrated by Salley Mavor, who is reknown for her incredibly detailed fabric and cloth scenes.

It took Mavor ten years to develop her own fabric relief technique to a level where she felt comfortable even considering illustrating a book. Now, Mavor embroiders and sews illustrations, each scene taking nearly a month to complete. In this book, Mavor renders a new and visionary nursery rhyme world with precision and intricacy for many a generation to treasure for years and years to come.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 72 pages
  • Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers (Sept. 27 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0618737405
  • ISBN-13: 978-0618737406
  • Product Dimensions: 26.2 x 25.7 x 1.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 544 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #142,522 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"When teachers bemoan the lack of knowledge of nursery tales in their young students, press this special volume into their hands, but get one for home, too: every family deserves a fine collection of nursery rhymes, and this is one of the best."—The Horn Book, starred review

"On every page, embroidery, knotwork and beautifully dyed wool felt form backgrounds for the dozens of individual figures and buttons, beads, driftwood and stones. The design is sumptuous, and the smaller details enchant."—Kirkus Reviews

"Rarely have classic childhood verses been depicted with so much care and detail—and fabric....Mavor's intricate and colorfully embroidered work of art makes even the best-known childhood poems feel special and new again."—Publishers Weekly

"An unusual and charming addition to nursery-rhyme shelves."—School Library Journal



About the Author

Salley Mavor has illustrated many picture books in her signature style. She lives on Cape Cod in Massachusetts.

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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must have for every young child Oct. 20 2010
By J. Prather - Published on Amazon.com
I think every young child should have his or her own collection of nursery rhymes, and if you are searching for one for your child, stop looking and buy this one. All the classics are here, carefully indexed in the back. There are over 60, ranging from Baa Baa Black Sheep to Wee Willie Winkie. They are artfully arranged and accompanied by some of the most unique and beautiful illustrations you will ever see. Every character, plant, animal and accessory is handcrafted, giving the illustrations a fascinating texture and dimension. Dolls made of fabric are often wearing acorn caps, flower petal skirts and small hand sewn pj's and sweaters. Buttons adorn sofas, and small doilies portray snowflakes!
The creativity and imagination on display all but guarantee that this will be a book your child can return to again and again to not only learn these classic rhymes but marvel at the intricate photos. A HUGE recommend.
15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Sept. 28 2010
By Julia Janzen - Published on Amazon.com
Our 4 year old daughter's favorite things are books. We probably have 1000's of children's books tucked throughout our house. This is the first Salley Mavor book we've bought and I have to say I couldn't be more pleased. It is the most beautiful book we own and to know that Salley actually crafted all of the little scenes for the Rhymes makes it that much more special. It's a magical thing to see somebody use their god given gift. This book is just pure inspiration for creativity.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Adorable! March 28 2011
By Ana Braga-Henebry - Published on Amazon.com
The entire book was stitched and photographed, and it is one delightful page after another! Enjoy the amazon page as it offers many inside views plus a lot of interesting photos on the making of the book, posted by the author!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nursery Rhymes Nov. 30 2010
By Catherine W. Hughes - Published on Amazon.com
This collection of classic nursery rhyme verse, with lush felted illustrations, will capture the heart and minds of young children ages 2-5. From exploring old classics, to hearing a rhyme with a new verse, this is a collection not to be missed. If you are looking for nursery rhymes, this is your new picture book text.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully Detailed Jan. 26 2011
By Austin Mom - Published on Amazon.com
I received this book as a gift in hopes it would be an inspiration for my felt work. Boy howdy is it ever. This book is beautifully detailed and a great addition to my creative library. It's a fabric artist's eye candy! Would make a great gift for any artist or designer of any age.

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